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Time Management Tips Tuesdays Productivity: Getting the Best out of Time on Task

Use Checklists We at LAWPRO and practicePRO love checklists. When they include the key pieces, they work. They’ve been used to get people to the moon and back, for flying airplanes, for safe surgeries and for manufacturing processes. For a deeper dive about how checklists help people manage complex tasks, we love Atul Gawande’s The… Read More »

Categories: Law Practice Management

Putting the insurance puzzle together

LAWPRO’s primary Errors & Omissions (E&O) program is a key piece of the insurance puzzle for any lawyer and law firm. But additional insurance coverage is often required to protect against the full constellation of risk faced by a law firm. Remember that all insurance policies are drafted to cover only a specific set of… Read More »

Categories: Law Practice Management

Goal setting: Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals

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Part of reflective practice involves setting goals and working towards them. Write them down and make them S.M.A.R.T. Write Them Down Take time at the start of the year and on a regular basis to take a break from your daily grind to write down your goals. Taking the time to write down your goals… Read More »

Categories: Career Management

Apple users – install security updates

Lawyers and law firms using Apple products should be install security updates as soon as possible to avoid being vulnerable to spyware. Earlier this week, Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto reported a hack to Apple products, including iPhones, Macs and Apple watches, using a “zero-click” method of hacking your device(s). Apple users should… Read More »

Categories: Legal Technology

Drafting a non-engagement letter

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Phantom clients, those who believe they are represented by you, though the individual has not formally hired or retained you, can lead to a potential claim down the road. If you decline an engagement for legal services or the client chooses not to retain you, the non-engagement should immediately be confirmed in writing by way… Read More »

Categories: Communication Errors, Precedents

Land Acknowledgement

The offices of LAWPRO are located on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, Anishnabeg, Chippewa, Haudenosaunee and Wendat peoples. Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit. LAWPRO respects and acknowledges the histories, languages, knowledge systems, and cultures of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit nations.

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